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Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

The new school year is here and the Free Library is ready to help Philadelphia students and their families find the resources and programs to help make the school year a success. Additionally, we will continue to offer programming virtually; check out our virtual calendar of events for the full schedule. Here are some of...
Help Your Student Stay Healthy and Active During Digital Learning

Help Your Student Stay Healthy and Active During Digital Learning

Is your child still adjusting to the “new normal”? While your children are learning from home, it’s important for them to take breaks and get moving so they can stay focused and ready to learn! Here are some tips and reminders to help your student be healthy and active as the school year starts: Try...
September 2020 SAC Tip of the Month: Ways to Regather Virtually as a SAC

September 2020 SAC Tip of the Month: Ways to Regather Virtually as a SAC

Can you believe that summer has already come to a close, and a new school year has begun? Not only are instruction, learning, and traditional classroom practices now all different in a virtual realm, but even family engagement in schools has also shifted onto a virtual platform. Just because the means of connecting has altered,...
Stay Healthy and Safe This Summer with Tips from Eat Right Philly

Stay Healthy and Safe This Summer with Tips from Eat Right Philly

Healthy and Delicious Food Options As we move into summer and develop a new normal, summer is another opportunity to spend time cooking together. Below are some tips for creating meals with your children and resources for accessing fresh ingredients and food. Did Someone Say Zucchini Pizza Boats & Watermelon Pineapple Salsa? Yum! Check out...
Focusing on Health, Wellness, and Self-care During COVID-19 and School Closures

Focusing on Health, Wellness, and Self-care During COVID-19 and School Closures

Contributed by Eat Right Philly Nutrition and Wellness Program. COVID-19 has caused our everyday normal routines to be completely different. During these stressful times, we can turn to positive coping skills and focus on our health by eating well and being active. We have a unique opportunity to reevaluate and prioritize habits and goals in...
Health and Well-Being Resources for Families

Health and Well-Being Resources for Families

The School District of Philadelphia has announced the indefinite closure of its schools until further notice. Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, our staff and the broader Philadelphia community is our highest priority. In an effort to ensure families have the resources they may need, we have compiled a list of health, social service,...
Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

Learn About the Importance of Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week!

D I D Y O U K N O W ? Students who eat breakfast at school are less likely to show symptoms of poor behavior, frustration, fatigue, headaches, and stomachaches. Your child's school meals are: Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, MSG, BHT, BHA and High Fructose Corn Syrup Include 'No Antibiotic Ever' chicken...
A Community Effort at Chester A. Arthur School

A Community Effort at Chester A. Arthur School

An old saying states that it takes a village to raise a child. At Chester A. Arthur School in Graduate Hospital, it is evident that it takes the efforts of an entire community to have vibrant parent and family engagement. There is a strong sense of all hands on deck at Chester Arthur, which allows...
ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program is a statewide program through the Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Education. ELECT helps pregnant and parenting students earn a diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) certificate, become better parents and make the transition to employment, career training or higher education. In February 2019,...
Reading List: Fusing Literacy and STEM

Reading List: Fusing Literacy and STEM

STEM learning does not exist without the skills gained from other subjects in your child's schooling! In the special STEM edition of our newsletter, we wanted to include a list of books about STEM that your child can read or that you can read together! Check out any or all of the following titles: Rosie...